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Designing future energy policies: Social sciences and humanities to accelerate the energy transition

22 January 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Energy policies cannot fulfil their maximum potential if the knowledge stemming from social sciences and humanities research is not factored into the decision-making process. Citizens should be at the core of all policies, including those to do with energy. This conference will underline how crucial social knowledge is to accelerating the decarbonisation of our economy and making a real dent in climate change. It will also present concrete recommendations on how to advance and better design future European energy policies in the context of the upcoming research and innovation framework: Horizon Europe. The event is organised as part of the SHAPE ENERGY H2020 EU-funded project. It aims at generating new knowledge, support evidence-based policymaking, produce interdisciplinary solutions and develop Europe's expertise in using and applying available research into the energy transition decision-making process. It will bring the perfect opportunity for a wide range of high level panellists and senior stakeholders to connect the dots, debate the key issues and think through on the political and social changes as well the necessary research and innovation investments needed to further integrate social sciences in the future of policymaking.

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2019 Infoday, Ensuring Excellent Research by Investing in Researchers Talents, Skills and Career Development

29 January 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Implementing the Human Resources Strategy to comply with art. 32 of the H2020 multi-beneficiary grant agreement

This INFO-DAY addresses 'newcomer' universities, research institutions and research funders investing in researchers’ talents, skills and career development by implementing the 40 principles of the 'European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C)'.

It also addresses beneficiaries and potential applicants of H2020 contracts/projects who have to comply with article 32 stipulating the need to take measures to implement the European Charter and Code (C&C) for the benefit of all researchers and their institution.

It also brings forward policy issues related to skills and talent management in an Open Science environment closely linked to the European Framework for Research Careers.

Seven invited high-level speakers from different European research or funding institutions will evidence benefits and impact, showcase improved training opportunities, career development and talents and skills management in their respective institutions.

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3rd HBP Student Conference On Interdisciplinary Brain Research

6-7 February 2019, Ghent, Belgium

The human brain is such a complex system that it can only be understood by combining knowledge and practices from multiple scientific fields.

The 3rd HBP Student Conference provides an open forum for the exchange of new ideas among young researchers working across various aspects of science relevant to the Human Brain Project (HBP).

The conference offers a space for extensive scientific dialogue, both intra- and interdisciplinary, among peers and faculty through a variety of discussion sessions, lectures and social events. 

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European Societal Challenges: The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

6 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium

White Rose Brussels will be holding a robotics event on 6 February 2019, at 15:30-18:30, followed by a networking reception at the European Parliament.

The Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York (UK) will showcase their excellent research around the potential future of human and robot interaction. Drawing upon expertise from multiple disciplines, we will examine the exciting possibilities of rapid advances in autonomous technology.

Experts in the field will facilitate policy-relevant discussions about the need for a standardised, legal framework to ensure ethical, safe and appropriate deployment of robots and autonomous systems.

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Successful R&I in Europe 2019 - 10th European Networking Event

14-15 February 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany

For the tenth time, the conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia and regions in Europe to find new European research and innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon 2020 projects.

The series of events has been a great success with over 2600 participants since 2009. The networking event will be structured in parallel workshops focussing on seven topics:

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Nanotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing (NMM)
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy
  • Life Sciences
  • Transport
  • Innovative Public Procurement (PCP/PPI)

Giving a short presentation (ideas and/or results) or finding a partner by talking to decision-makers opens doors for new research and innovation projects in Europe with a focus on Horizon 2020.

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Hydropower conference: the impact of EU R&D funding

8 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

A hydropower research conference will take place in Brussels on 8 November 2018. The event will offer an opportunity to discuss the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation. It will present the Hydropower R&D Impact Report and recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. In addition key industry experts will share their insights on the future of hydropower technologies and there will be opportunities to discuss the impacts of your own research projects.

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Pitch Perfect and boost the European Bio-Economy

7 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The ‘Pitch Perfect and boost the European Bio-economy’ Event is a one-day event of pitching, intense cross-border matchmaking and networking, with the aim to create new partnerships for the future and the further development of innovative, cross-border and cross-sectoral industrial value chains in the bio-based economy.

The organisers of the event are the BioBase4SME and Superbio projects. Pitch categories are biobased chemicals, biobased materials, food & feed, ingredients, bio-energy and innovation services. Furthermore, a MATCHMAKING opportunity is available under the form of one-to-one meetings of 15 minutes aimed at finding new partners.

The meetings can be scheduled in advance by an online matchmaking system, which can be used on a smartphone or laptop easily. The event is free of charge. 130 participants have already registered.

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Wind energy conference: the impact of EU R&D funding

7 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

On 7 November 2018 a conference on wind energy research will take place in Brussels. The event aims to provide insights into the impacts of R&D funded through the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation, present the Wind Energy R&D Impact Report and offer an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. Additionally, key industry experts will share their insights on the future of wind energy technologies and there will be opportunities to discuss how to increase the impacts of your own research projects.

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Roundtable event: "Building the roadmap to outcomes-based cancer care"

6 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium

This is a roundtable event to share the results of the ECCO-CODE joint research project on pragmatic outcome measurement and to chart a path forward for policy makers in respect to achieving the promise of outcomes based healthcare.

  • Learn more about the immediate available steps to advance outcomes based payment models in cancer care
  • Debate the next steps for governments, health systems, health professions and civic society to take to achieve a more sustainable future in which innovations in cancer care can flourish across Europe
  • Influence the workplans of ECCO, CODE and others driving the debate on outcomes based cancer care

Representatives from the European Parliament, the European Commission, national governments, healthcare professions, academia, health NGOs, patient advocacy groups and ECCO member societies are all invited to attend and participate in this multi-stakeholder Roundtable.

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Webinar Batteriespeicher

6 November 2018, Germany

Am 6. November 2018 bieten die vier Nationalen Kontaktstellen Energie, Nanotechnologie, Verkehr und Werkstoffe ein gemeinsames Webinar zum Horizont 2020 Call „Batteriespeicher“ mit der Abgabefrist am 25. April 2019.

Das Webinar von 09:00 bis 10:30 Uhr richtet sich an alle, die sich für die Antragstellung in einem der Batteriespeicher-Themen aus Horizont 2020 interessieren.

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